My teaching philosophy is very similar to the way I approach my work as a director, in live theatre or in electronic media or film. I believe that people work best in an environment that allows them to be relaxed and focused. Within this environment I encourage students to feel free to explore in a very disciplined manner. The end result is that students learn and enjoy the process.
Courses I Teach at Pacific
- Beginning Acting
- Intermediate Acting
- Advanced Acting
- Acting for the Camera
- Senior Capstone Project
I am a member of the following organizations:
- Shakespeare Theatre Association of America (STAA)
- Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
- Actors Equity Association (AEA)
Gary Armagnac has been a professional actor, director, and educator for more than 30 years. Mr. Armagnac was Artist-in-Residence and Director of Education for five seasons with the Tony Award® Winning Utah Shakespeare Festival (USF). His work on stage there included the title roles in Richard III and Pericles, Iago in Othello, and Sir Toby in Twelfth Night. He also directed productions of Macbeth, Hamlet, and Romeo & Juliet that toured to communities throughout the southwest. Mr. Armagnac directed a highly acclaimed production of The Taming Of The Shrew for Idaho Repertory Theatre.
He received a CINE Golden Eagle Award in 1998 for Shakes: Rattle & Role, a documentary he wrote and directed for Public Television about his touring production of Hamlet. Other awards for his work include Hollywood Drama-Logue Awards for his portrayals of Dylan Thomas in Dylan, the title role in Macbeth, Iago in Othello, and for Directing/Lighting/Sets for his Los Angeles production of Twelfth Night.
His television/film credits include guest starring roles on Star Trek: the Next Generation, LA Law, Hill Street Blues, Houston Knights, Brisco County Junior, Three Fugitives, and the Coen brothers' Blood Simple.
Learn more about my background from this press release:
Star Trek Actor Directs at Livermore Shakes.
Associate Professor, Head of Acting,
Theatre Arts Department
Office: DeMarcus Brown Studio Theatre Building, Room 6
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211